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“Never disappointed...”

The Pool Room at Oak Valley
Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Elgin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$20
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Relax on The Pool Room terrace, relishing country inspired cuisine, with ingredients sourced from the farm where possible. Feast on free range grass-fed beef, acorn-fed pork, charcuterie, naturally grown vegetables and freshly baked artisanal breads from the wood-burning oven. Wagyu, the famous cattle breed from Japan, where it is better known as Kobe beef, will be on offer from time-to-time depending on availability. Wagyu is a delicacy famous for its incredible marbling and flavour.
Reviewed 18 February 2018

The Pool Room is situated on the picturesque Oak Valley Wine Estate. Excellent service supporting great food. A little pricy but worth it. Try the pork belly....

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PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Good Day William,
Thank you do much for your review and for always enjoying! We look forward to seeing you again

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

The gazpacho soup was really delicious and we would have been happy to have a bowl with about three times the amount as a main course. Excellent in hot weather but it really was delicious. My wife had the chef’s choice of the day (Sirloin) and I had the Hang Steak (I think that was the name). Both cooked perfectly. Great location, helpful staff. Highly recommended.

Thank Alan W
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PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Good Day Alan,
Thank you for your kind words- we are so pleased you enjoyed it and we agree the Gazpacho on a hot day is perfect! We look forward to seeing you again

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

You have been in South Africa lots and lots of times and every time for several months. Climate, sports (golf, what else), friendly people, good food and wines are the things that attracts you to the Western Cape area.
Good restaurants abundant, you find them yourselves, other people point them out to you or (even better) take you there. After all those years, we thought we visited all those that mattered. And then, on a sunny (of course) afternoon you meet friends for lunch, at a place you even never heard of. Surprise! The best experience we had in a long time!
Seated outside at the nice pool, the total experience was simply great. We decided to ask for a wine pairing to go with the chefs menu and did not regret it for a second. A very, very enthusiastic sommelier with an enormous knowledge, completed the fantastic courses with fitting and delicious wines.
Nothing more to add to this text then this: Terrific place to be, great staff and a truly star quality chef. Just look at the photos.
Do put it on your list when you are in the neighborhood: ‘The Pool Room’ at Oak Valley, Elgin, in our opinion truly a must!

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PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Good Day Golf Frits,

Thank you so much for your lovely review - It has made our day, so thank you! We are so pleased you enjoyed it, we love doing the wine parings and even more so when the experience is appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

We were driving from Kleinmond to Franschhoek and wanted to stop for lunch en route. We were recommended The Pool Room. It is set in a very pretty location and the restaurant is beautifully designed.
We ate by the pool (you can also eat inside).
We had the platter of meats and cheeses (which is sizeable), and the beetroot gnocchi (lovely but rich).
Washed down with wine from the estate.
Service was great, just felt the menu could have included some lighter options for lunch.
Lovely ambience though.

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Thank owenrm0
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PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Good Day Owen,

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you found us on the way to Franschoek and that you enjoyed your lunch and experience. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

This is a unique setting for a restaurant which has an atmosphere of a relaxed bygone age, mixed with 21st century service, wine and food.
The varied menu included a delicious vegetarian dish which was obviously given as much as thought as other options - certainly not often the case.
We hope to return.

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PoolRoomRest, Owner at The Pool Room at Oak Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Good Day Now Voyger,

Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed the restaurant and what is has to offer! We do hope to see you again. Thank you!

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